Cancer Care Center

Locations

The Armes Family Cancer Care Center

15990 Medical Drive South
Findlay, OH 45840
Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ken Cohen

Head and Neck Cancer Survivor,  Findlay, Ohio  

In the fall of 2012, Ken Cohen noticed tiny sores in his mouth. When they didn’t go away, he consulted his family physician, Dr. David Ware, who immediately knew that Cohen had a serious condition. Oral surgeon Dr. Brad Gregory, who came back from a fishing trip to evaluate Cohen, conducted a biopsy immediately. The biopsy came back as cancer, and Cohen had surgery to remove portions of his tongue on January 11, 2013.

Following his surgery, Cohen chose to have radiation therapy at the Blanchard Valley Regional Cancer Center, now The Armes Family Cancer Care Center. It was here that he met his Cancer Care Champions Dr. Stephen Lutz, and nurses Sue Karsnak and Deb McCoy. “I felt right at home after meeting Dr. Lutz, Sue and Deb. I had already heard great things about Dr. Lutz, and Sue and Deb provided me with a great deal of information. My cancer is a scary condition and there are not a lot of people who have gone through it, so it was great to have so much expertise available to me.”

Cohen said he chose Blanchard Valley because of the beautiful facility and new equipment, as well as the reputation of Dr. Lutz and the staff. “The cancer center is so comfortable looking that it makes you feel better on your worst days,” he said. “It’s a rare atmosphere in health care, but this facility has it. What a blessing to be able to have both world class expertise and a comforting environment right here in Findlay.”

Cohen also observed during his many trips to radiation therapy that the staff at the cancer center works well with all of the patients they see. “During my treatment I saw many patients who were unhappy, depressed and even just angry with life in general – all of which is understandable considering their severe diagnoses and the intensity of treatment – but the staff constantly adjusted to each of these people and made their experiences as positive as possible. That is truly a caring touch that you just don’t see happen every day.”

Admittedly, Cohen says he is not one to easily trust others; however, Dr. Lutz and the staff at the cancer center have earned his trust and respect – and the title of Cancer Care Champions. “Dr. Lutz is one of the few people I trust 100 percent. Findlay is so lucky to have such a talented individual caring for patients,” Cohen said. “The environment at BVHS is infused with a caring atmosphere from the physicians and throughout the entire staff. Others could take a lesson from Blanchard Valley.”

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